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Man Boobz Contest: Find the Whiniest, Most Entitled Response to Anita Sarkeesian

From "Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games."
From “Damsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games.”

So Anita Sarkeesian, who apparently didn’t run off with all her Kickstarter money to found a Misandist Gynarchy in the wilds of Canada, has  released the first video in her Tropes vs Women in Video Games project. (I’ve embedded it below.)

Naturally, this is causing great consternation in certain corners of the Internet (*cough* Reddit *cough cough* everywhere else that misogynistic nerds congregate *cough*). In the Man Boobz forum, Katz has started a contest to see who can find “the whiniest, brattiest, most entitled response” to Sarkeesian’s video on the Internet. So far Katz and Myoo have found a couple classic comments from irate Sarkeeianaphobes:

[H]ow does one go about stating that genders and gender roles are social constructs? I mean is evolution nothing to her? Does the patriarchy make male peacocks dress provocatively?

Yes. Yes it does.

And:

I’m gradually losing respect for the opposite sex. I’ve unfollowed people on tumblr who talk about how great she is, because it actually causes bile to rise in to my throat.

Yeah, that’s a totally reasonable response to a woman making a video about video games.

So anyway, I’m thinking we should bring the contest over here.

See what you can find! Consider it a sort of scavenger hunt.

Here’s my contribution, from the Men’s Rights subreddit, complaining that Damsels in Distress are the truly privileged ones:

mrsarkees

Amazingly, this acutally got called out on r/mr as being pretty damn stupid.

Also, I have another question, to add to the stack of other questions I’ve been asking lately: Just why do you think so many guys get so angry when girls and women invade what they consider a male sphere, like gaming? (Also, why do they consider gaming to belong to boys and men?)

Oh, and here’s the video that’s causing all this hubbub:

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Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Cassandra — maybe

Kitteh — no not an internet, the internet

Clifford
Clifford
8 years ago

I can’t respond to the deluge of comments that are all suddenly directed at me. Some of you need to get a life outside of the computer.

Though I still am waiting for the explanation as to how physics and youtube comments are the same thing.

They are not, but I’m saying, the fact that some comments will be terrible is no reason not to invite quality discussion.

Marie
8 years ago

YouTube peer review: ur g@y

…Damn, that is indistinguishable from the scientific process!

so glad I wasn’t drinking anything… XD

I can’t respond to the deluge of comments that are all suddenly directed at me. Some of you need to get a life outside of the computer.

You’re commenting here too, bub. XD Not my fault you think we’re all the same person.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

90% of comments that Clifford thinks are directed at him are actually directed at other people. And that’s real!

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

princessbonbon — yep! And I seriously need to know how one goes about getting one of those free scooters in CT. I’m not kidding about my 86 year old grandfather getting up there (lol, not that he isn’t nicknamed “speed demon” half the time, dancing with his walker!)

Fade & Marie re: your brother — are you sitting next to each other or being psychic twins?!

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: Argenti

…talacaris the utterly forgettable

Who?

Also, screw those who criticize short folks, being short is awesome. My husband’s a fucking skyscraper, and whatever tail it got him was repaid by the trouble he got in car seats, airplanes and showers.

Well, he better meltdown NOW is all I gotta say. I need to go to bed.

Marie
8 years ago

90% of comments that Clifford thinks are directed at him are actually directed at other people. And that’s real!

This thread is now perfect XD

Marie
8 years ago

Fade & Marie re: your brother — are you sitting next to each other or being psychic twins?!

we’re sitting closish together, but we can’t see our screens, so I say psychic twin powers XD

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Even better, TEH INTERNET!

Marie, me too re height – my hubby’s 5′ 7 ½” in his heels, which is plenty tall enough for me (I’m 5′ 4″). My BiL Charles is my height, my FiL much the same. Dudes whining about being too short – pfffft get over yourselves.

Ah yes, the glorious claims of Dr Pell, worthy of their very own biography. Those were the days.

greendaywantsavatars
greendaywantsavatars
8 years ago

Also, screw those who criticize short folks, being short is awesome.

It also puts you with a lower center of gravity for hip throws!

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

“Some of you need to get a life outside of the computer.”

Lol it’s 11 pm here, wtf else should I be doing? Though you are more interesting than the idea of making tea, thus impeding me getting my drinking on.

“They are not, but I’m saying, the fact that some comments will be terrible is no reason not to invite quality discussion.”

Because you can totally have a quality discussion when 90% of comments (more actually from what I saw) are death threats.

Fade
8 years ago

Whoops, somehow my comment got stuck in moderation b/c… I am not sure what is going on.

Clifford
Clifford
8 years ago

You’re commenting here too, bub. XD

Touché.

Marie
8 years ago

Lol it’s 11 pm here, wtf else should I be doing? Though you are more interesting than the idea of making tea, thus impeding me getting my drinking on.

It’s 11 here too! 😀 And I should be going to bed cuz I have to get up early but you guys are so funny. And clifford is so unintentionally funny. Everyone wins! Maybe. except clifford.

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Marie — well you guys are well on your way to creepy Shining twins then!

Kitteh — men, in heels, you know I love French fashion right?

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Fade — lots of links, blockquotes, certain words (including some you wouldn’t expect, I know the cousin of snicker — sn*gger — has caught a few people)

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: Argenti

Did I ever tell you about the time Mac put on some ballet pointe heels? He only managed to wear them for like, a minute, but it was pretty impressive.

Fade
8 years ago

haha, actually I figured out somehow my name just got changed to my wordpress name.

But thank you for the information XD

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

LBT — wait, showers?! How are those height dependent?

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Fade — bad WP! But yep, that’ll do it!

LBT — no, I hadn’t heard! You mean the fetish kind? That’s hilarious (say hi to everyone for me btw, I was gonna just say hi to Mac while we’re talking about him, but fuck, why leave everyone else out just because we’re talking about him!)

Marie
8 years ago

Marie — well you guys are well on your way to creepy Shining twins then!

Yes! Objective being accomplished XD

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: Argenti

You have obviously never smacked your head on a metal showerhead.

Clifford
Clifford
8 years ago

90% of comments that Clifford thinks are directed at him are actually directed at other people. And that’s real!

The majority of comments have been directed at me, since I started posting. Again, you folks need to get off the computer, if this is exciting for you.

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
8 years ago

I like being shortish (not short for a woman, but kind of in general.) Makes me travel-sized, I like to say. 😀

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
8 years ago

LBT, are we callously displaying our short privilege? ;p

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Oops, looks like those tells are showing again.

Marie
8 years ago

The majority of comments have been directed at me, since I started posting. Again, you folks need to get off the computer, if this is exciting for you.

man clifford, idk there have been a lot of comments mocking you. Because you are mockable. very mockable. You should try being a little less mockable in the future.

God my brain is dying I should sleep…but trolls…..sleep….or trolls…sleep…or trolls… that is the question.

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: Clifford

Again, you folks need to get off the computer, if this is exciting for you.

I thought we were supposed to fisk you so as to prove our point? I mean, we wouldn’t want to look INSECURE, now would we?

RE: Argenti

Yup, the fetish kind. He’s already fucking huge, so putting those on made him a giant. He couldn’t walk in them though, and needed me so he could stay standing. He wanted to try them. Hasn’t worn them since, but at least he tried.

He and Sneak say hhi.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Also, I revel in my short privilege. I can sleep on the loveseat without needing a chiropractor when I wake up. Mwah ha ha.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Clodford’s on a computer and saying other people need to get a life and get off their computers … nice touch, can’t think where I’ve seen that line before.

Argenti, don’t get too excited, they’re only half-inch heels! He doesn’t do high heels these days. His sons, on the other hand (or in this case, foot) …

Marie
8 years ago

Also, I revel in my short privilege. I can sleep on the loveseat without needing a chiropractor when I wake up. Mwah ha ha.

ow. ow. ow. What is that? it sounds evil.

Viscaria
Viscaria
8 years ago

I had a bunch of friends in high school who were over 6 feet. The tallest person in my nuclear family is 5’8″. My mom used to feel so terrible when they would try to fold themselves into her car to be driven home XD.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

@ Marie

Small sofa with room for only 2 people to sit on it.

Marie
8 years ago

@cassandrasays

Ah. thanks for answering 🙂

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

“Again, you folks need to get off the computer, if this is exciting for you.”

We should stop having fun because you don’t approve? Now you are adorable, and that’s real!

LBT — I can barely reach those showerheads! Point noted though, and ouch! Mac and Sneak up to anything fun or just wondering why you engage with trolls? Cuz this one needs to be bashed with a foam superhero mallet (if nothing else, Sneak should enjoy that image)

Kitteh — probably solid 1/2″ heels, but pointed ones would be kitten heels, fitting!

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

What the hell were you picturing?

princessbonbon
8 years ago

*sighs* The NYTimes has an article about the MRA in India and the trolls are just whining about how hard it is for men to have to deal with things like not being able to stalk women.

Clifford
Clifford
8 years ago

man clifford, idk there have been a lot of comments mocking you. Because you are mockable. very mockable. You should try being a little less mockable in the future.

It seems to me there have been a lot of people trolling me, and strawmanning my posts.

I stopped taking this seriously a while ago. I will say I’m gobsmacked at the level of tribalism on display. Carry on, kids.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Everybody, stop bantering with each other. It makes people who nobody wants to banter with feel bad.

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Oh and the idea of him in those…nearly as funny as the idea of Sneak with a giant foam mallet. Very close call right there. Deciding factor might be Sneak’s thoughts on mallets, versus his reaction to those shoes. I’m quite amused by all this though!

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

And trolled, by the regulars, that too is adorable. Depending on the upper bound for kid, I think Sneak is the only one around, and ze’s not here other than returning my greeting. So yeah, we adults will carry on, thanks!

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Argenti – LOL! Can’t imagine him in kitten heels.

… hmmm

::squints::

… Nope, definitely more a Philippe thing these days.

At risk of giving you the giggles like last time, I’ll mention that he likes plain cowboy boots when he’s not slobbing around in plimsolls in hot weather. Or just sitting around in bare feet as in my latest blog post.

/shameless self-promotion

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
8 years ago

Everybody, stop bantering with each other. It makes people who nobody wants to banter with feel bad.

The problem with women is that they get to banter with whomever they like, but they only banter with Alphas and not geeks. Women should be put into camps where they have to banter with any paying customer.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Why should men have to pay for banter? Women should be forced to banter with any man who feels lonely.

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Kitteh — I’m over it, he can wear cowboy boots if he wants, doesn’t seem very regal, but then again, neither does a pull over sweater. Stuck in Victorian England I am!

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Except that banter is not being NICE to poor betas who’ve had a humour bypass!

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Argenti – rats, and here I thought I had a sure-fire “make you laugh” button! 😉

Mind you he always was on-again, off-again when it came to being regal. Usually he was regal when he was in a formal situation or a towering bad mood.

As for Victorian England – you’ve never heard the story of Prince Albert’s after-dinner pirouette, have you?

Clifford
Clifford
8 years ago

we adults will carry on, thanks!

You don’t act your age, thats for 100% sure. Get a job.

princessbonbon
8 years ago

Some of us have jobs and are still working at them after a 12 hour day.

Viscaria
Viscaria
8 years ago

…Get a job? That’s… you’re going with “get a job?” Really?

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